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1769 Tasting Notes

Today I was introducing a good friend to some teas. She is the one who introduced ME to Harney and Sons tea as she is a devoted Hot Cinnamon Spice drinker. This tea got the honor of being her only refill tea, the one she liked best of today’s teas. This is a very good tea for people who like Paris or Earl Grey Supreme as there are similarities in body, aroma, and flavor. It is very drinkable for those who haven’t developed a taste for a lot of different teas yet.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank White Blueberry by Zhi Tea
1769 tasting notes

This is a LOVELY tea! Thank you, TEAEQUALSBLISS! This is the second white tea EVER for me (I know, can you believe it?) and this one really delivers. It is smooth, it is light, it is sweet, fresh, and delightful. The mix is so beautiful you will want to put a small amount in a glass bowl for display.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Another from TEAEQUALSBLISS. This is a British legacy style tea – strong, with dark flavors, not astringent but full bodied. It takes milk and sugar very well, so I think I would be likely to use it for breakfast or with a hearty tea-time snack, but probably not with more delicate tea cookies or cakes. It would also go well with a meal. Be careful with your timing on this one! Oversteeps easily, but worth watching the clock for.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This tea is so much more than the tin says! It says Chinese Black Tea with honey flavor, but the fine print says there is stone fruit and bergamot as well. This is delicious with NO milk and No sugar! So glad I got this one. The bergamot is mild and lovely, having none of the synthetic aroma that scalds your nose. If you like sugar in your tea (and I usually do) this would still be a delightful tea. I am thinking it would be great iced as well.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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This is another TEAEQUALSBLISS tea! Thank you! Since it says it is a blend of high middle altitude estate teas, I thought it would have the wintergreen tingle of Uva Highlands, and it does! Since I like low astringency I think this one for me is best with milk and sugar, but for those who like a brisk cup, you will want it just as it is. We steeped for 4 minutes to keep it from being bitter after reading some other reviews, and that was good for us. You could probably leave it a tad longer, but not much!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Nice review! Glad you like it!

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This is indeed a decent cup of tea! Thank you, TEAEQUALSBLISS for this sample! I was
expecting this one to be very like an Irish Breakfast since it is blended in honor of an Irishman. I would say it is a lighter, cleaner, crisper cup. Not weak, and not astringent though it did leave a tiny tingle on my tongue that I liked, and I DO NOT like astringent teas. The tingle reminded me of a lighter version of what happens when you drink Uva Highlands and get the mintiness after you drink it. Great with milk and sugar. Is that just a touch of Darjeeling in there?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

Hadn’t had this one in a while, so I decided to revisit it today. Tea time on the patio with Paris, Bordeaux cookies, and Dare Lemon Cremes. It was 97 degrees out there! So….go back inside, ice the Paris, and put “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful on repeat!
Paris is pretty good iced!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

Did anyone else see that Harney and Sons is making this available in a 7 oz size? I asked and Harney provided – now that’s customer service! Wheeee!
Just like Paris, the tin that normally holds 8 ounces can only hold 7 ounces of this one. I guess its bodacious awesomeness takes up extra room!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

Reading Morgana’s post about the breakfast teas put me in the mood for this one – a favorite. A friend and I shared two pots tonight, thus I am reviewing teas at 3:30 am instead of sleeping. This is a great tea, and I have to place an order for more SOON since I am getting low. Had this one with sugar but no milk, however it can take milk quite well. There is just a hint of smoke to this tea. Mmmmmm.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Early today – One friend stopped by walking her dogs. Another drives over so we can do lunch later. But we all NEED tea! So youngest fixed a pot of this. So good, mellower than many breakfast blends, but smooth and good. Lots of flavor, no astringency, takes milk and sugar very well. Aaaahhhh…..

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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